Dunn’s Famous Cheesecake Recipe
One of the best cheesecakes
you will ever eat,
Dunn’s Famous Cheesecake is a Montreal, Quebec favoriteÂ Â
This recipe is from the Montreal Gazette. I have the actual newspaper clipping, but it is getting old, yellow and very paper worn. It is such a delicious cheesecake that I make from memory all the time, but I thought I would share it here so if my memory fails it will be here for at least as long as I am alive! Enjoy one of the most delicious offerings Montreal has to offer!
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
14 oz. pressed (dry) Cottage Cheese (Astro or Crescent preferred)
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon lemon extract or lemon zest
2 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs
4 cups whole strawberries
1/3 cup strawberry or red currant jelly
In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and cottage cheese. Using electric mixer, beat at low speed for 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
Add sugar, sour cream and flour.
Continue to beat for 3 minutes at low speed. Add Vanilla and lemon andÂ beat 1 minute more.
Generously butter an 8 1/2-inch Springform Pan. Coat bottom and sides with breadcrumbs; shake out excess.
Pour in cheese mixture. Place in oven pre-heated to 275 degree F. After 1 Â 1/2 hours of baking, cake will start to rise almost to top of pan. Remove cake from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Â If there is a ridge around edge of cake, using your fingertips, gently press down to even the top. Return the cake to the oven and bake for 1 Â 1/4 to 1 Â 1/2 hours more or until the cake is set in the center. Â Touch center gently with the tips of fingers,Â it should feel dry to the touch.
WARNING: Do not overbake. Â Remove the cheesecake from the oven and place on rack to cool.
Refrigerate for at least 1 day before serving.
Wash berries well and let dry on clean dry towel.
Remove stem ends. Â Arrange an even layer of whole berries on top of cake.
Place jelly in glass bowl with 1 teaspoon of water.
Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted and boiling.
Brush berries with Jelly mixture.
Take cake out of fridge 30 minutes before serving.
Dip a large knife into hot water each time you cut a slice of cake.
For the sides of the cheesecake,Â Dunn’s used a product only available
to commercial bakeries named Gumperts Biskrunch.
I just buy slivered almonds and crush them and mix them with the breadcrumbs or cruched vanilla wafers.
Approx 2 1/2 hours
Serves : 12